Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans , Louisiana
Concierge.com's insider take:
Don't worry about "checking local listings": The music in this up-and-coming entertainment zone in the Faubourg Marigny district (just beyond the French Quarter) practically washes through the streets on weekend nights. Jazz hounds make a beeline for pianist Ellis Marsalis's home in the city, Snug Harbor (626 Frenchmen St.; 504-949-0696), while the salsa and world music crowds congregate at Café Brasil (2100 Chartres St.; no phone). Blues trickles through the doors of the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen St.; 504-943-3887) and the dingy Apple Barrel (609 Frenchmen St.; 504-949-9399). Before you settle in for a show, take a quick walk and sample the sounds, then choose one that fits the night's mood.